Our new health and social care beta service offers engaging, effective learning and teaching resources that are aligned to the curriculum. They are the only health and social care resources available that support learning in every mandatory unit at levels two and three.
The resources are available now and we will review and refresh them regularly to ensure that they continue to meet the changing needs of learners and teaching staff.
We have developed 90 resources covering all mandatory units including dementia and learning difficulties. They are compliant with National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) and National Occupational Standards (NOS). Links to the qualifications and standards are explicit throughout the individual learning objects.
They comply with all relevant legislation that applies in the UK’s home nations. We commissioned the resources from leading online learning developer Virtual College, using a subject matter expert to ensure that they are accurate and practical.
Learners can search by resource type, level and unit to find learning objects that directly support their course progress and will contribute to their success. The resources support blended learning approaches and encourage independent thinking and learning.
The content is fresh and innovative with videos, guides, quizzes, games and a mix of other interactive resources.
Our health and social care training service will be offered as a paid-for, licensed service that will continue to develop both in response to user feedback and as the curriculum evolves. Teaching staff and learners can access it from any device.
Background to the beta service
It has been predicted that demand for trained workers in health and social care will outstrip supply over the next decade as the population grows and care needs become more complex.
Until now, FE colleges and skills providers that train workers in health and social care have not had access to a wide range of high-quality, interactive learning resources to help them close the skills gap.
Who should use the resources?
Our health and social care resources are designed to support teaching staff in FE and skills who deliver health and social care courses and also for learners studying these subjects at levels two and three.